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What is the future of the city? Major cities are the most efficient. Their improvement along zero carbon lines would include harvesting every last bit of sunlight. Solar thermal generators at each floor level heat the city in the spring and fall. Green walls would cool them along with solar electric. The city would be like a three story woodland …

LEED 2009: A quantum leap in inclusiveness

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The new handbook is bigger, better organized and chock full of real-life case study examples complemented with many new, easy-to-comprehend illustrations. In fact, it’s now all inclusive. For example, many of the questions concerning earlier Credit Interpretations Requests have been integrated into the handbook. And the new system recognizes built environment professions such as engineers and landscape architects offering them …